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ICESat-2: Tracking Earth's Ice with Unparalleled Detail

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NASA's new ice-monitoring satellite ICESat-2 can watch ice thickness change to within the width of a No. 2 pencil every year. It took a decade to develop the technology to yield such precision, but it will help scientists better predict how melting ice wi

NASA Astrophysics Eyes Big Science with Small Satellites

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Portal origin URL: NASA Astrophysics Eyes Big Science with Small SatellitesPortal origin nid: 432230Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 16:23Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA has selected nine proposals to study using small satellites, or SmallSats, for advanced astronomical space-based observations. The proposed SmallSat studies are a fraction of the size, weight, and cost of a typical space-bound astrophysics mission.Portal image: CubeSats Deployed Outside Station's Kibo Lab ModuleScience Categories: Universe

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